Viruses, worms, Trojans, and bots are all part of a class of software called malware. Malware is short for malicious software. It is designed to damage, disrupt, steal, or in general inflict some other “bad” or illegitimate action on data, systems, or networks.
Some of the more commonly known types of malware are viruses, worms, Trojans, bots, rootkits, back doors, spyware, and adware. Damage from malware varies from causing minor irritation (such as browser popup ads), to stealing confidential information or money, destroying data, and compromising systems and networks.
Business computers running Microsoft Windows have been plagued with malware because it is easy to infect. United Network Associates protects its clients using a combination of hardware and software along with corporate policies. Just relying on a single vendor is no longer sufficient to protect your company. UNA can provide you with a security assessment and recommended solutions to prevent malware from infecting your business systems.
Need help today with a malware infected system? UNA experienced technicians can perform a system cleanup which includes malware removal and system optimization. Contact us for assistance.
Below are some free tools that can help you when dealing with a malware infection on a personal or unmaintained system. Although these tools can be helpful, they can also cause additional damage to an inexperienced user making your system inoperable.
The software is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind:
AVG AntiVirus Free ( For Windows )
AVG AntiVirus Free is antivirus protection with some privacy features that keep your personal information safe both online and on your PC. It is not recommended in a corporate environment to use a limited non-business security software.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware ( For Windows and Android )
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware combines powerful technologies built to seek out and destroy malware infections. It is well-known for its detection and removal capabilities but should not be mistaken for security protection for business computers and servers.
Piriform CCleaner ( For Windows & Mac )
CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your computer. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download..
SurfRight HitmanPro ( For Windows )
HitmanPro is a second opinion scanner, designed to rescue your computer from malware that has infected your computer despite all the security measures you have taken.
Revo Uninstaller ( For Windows )
Revo Uninstaller helps you to uninstall software and remove unwanted programs installed on your computer even if you have no option to uninstall or cannot uninstall from “Windows Programs and Features (Add or Remove Programs)” control panel applet.